#5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

We all can read books, it’s just that we need to find the right genre. If you are interested in the genre, you’ll happily read a book even if you are not a big fan of reading books. Just because you are excited by the genre.

I strongly agree that not all teenagers love books. Reading external books other than course books feels like an extra burden to them. But the fact that the books they read and the knowledge they gain in their teenage has the potential to determine the type of adults they become cannot be denied.

Here…


Chase what you want; Don’t take what you get. — Jennifer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen is a fitness personality, podcaster, entrepreneur, and body image consultant based in Los Angeles, California. She is a best-selling author and has authored the books, Strong Is the New Skinny and No Gym Required: Unleash Your Inner Rockstar.

In 2019, Jennifer started one of the fastest-growing, regularly ranked podcasts, “Habits and Hustles” which brings together notable personalities into thought-provoking conversations and ideas to help people improve their physical and mental capabilities.

Jennifer is the founder and CEO of “No Gym Required”, a company that helps individuals and organizations in creating strategies to increase productivity and success through health…


When you let go of what you are, you become what you might be.

Lao Tzu(6th century BC) also known as Laozi or Lao-Tze was an ancient Chinese philosopher, thinker, and writer. He is considered the father of Chinese Taoism. Lao Tzu has authored “Tao Te Ching”, the principal text of Taoist thought.

Taoism is both philosophy and religion. Taoism contributed to the folk religion of the people in the rural areas of China. And became the official religion of the country under the Tang Dynasty.

Lao Tzu’s philosophy encourages us to lead a natural and ecstatic way of life. …


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. — Arthur Ashe

Procrastination is like a credit card: It’s a lot of fun until you get the bill. – Christopher Parker

Last week I got an assignment that was due yesterday. Before I got this assignment, I had decided that I’ll be completing my assignments the day I’m assigned one.

But I kept on saying to myself, “Relax, I’ll do it tomorrow, it isn’t due today. I still have a lot of time.” And this approach of mine didn’t let me complete it until today. I hate to admit that it got completed yesterday. …


What stopped me from making changes is probably stopping you too!

Change is essential for survival. All life forms must adapt to their fluctuating circumstances. All form of life result from the process of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance. The universe is in a constant state of chaos. We each have chaos implanted into our bones. Nature wires all of us for change. – Kilroy J. Oldster

Most of us fear change and try to resist it. But we forget the fact that unlike most things in life, change is inevitable. We have to deal with it, whether we like it or not!

Accepting the inevitable life changes will help you…


My top tips to be a confident communicator

Small talk is difficult to avoid. From shopping to waiting in line for something, there is always the opportunity for small talk.

By nature, introverts can find small talk difficult and because of this they can go out of their way to avoid it. But it plays an important role in establishing connections and you never know when a chance encounter with someone might lead to something significant in the future — a job opportunity or a relationship even.

This additional pressure can make introverts worry that they’ll suffer from a shortage of things to speak about or even what…


The best conversation you would ever have with your kid.

Financial education is the best gift you could give to your child. It does not matter what age group they fall into. They are never too young to understand money.

Behavioral researchers from the University of Cambridge revealed that kids develop planning and monetary habits by the age of seven. And the researchers encourage parents to start teaching their children about money at the age of three.

Kids as young as a three-year-old can understand concepts such as saving and spending. Children start understanding money probably the same time they start learning about numbers.

A few days ago, while going…


Here’s how I make my day productive and how you can do it too

There has not been a single morning in the last five years that I haven’t wanted a more productive day than the previous one. Be it my zeal to achieve big or my fear of having days where I sleep my ass off, I can do anything to make my day worth it.

Adopting morning rituals to set your body for the day ahead is more of a trial and error method. You try different things wherein your goal is being productive throughout the day. You retain the habits that you think brought positive changes.

Here are five things that…


Improve the quality of your emails to ensure they don’t go unattended

You might have written some sort of professional emails, even if you aren’t a professional. An email about an undelivered order, a complaint to a government department, and an email to university professor are examples of professional emails.

You might have faced difficulties addressing the recipient or writing the subject/content. Don’t worry! We all face difficulties while writing such emails. No matter how vaguely you send informal emails, you should be very specific while writing the professional ones.

Before you start writing a professional email, you need to have a business account. A business account looks more professional. Business accounts…


But watch out your competitors are picking up pace!

The Silicon Valley startup, Clubhouse has been the talk of the town for almost a year. Ten months to be precise. It garnered love as soon as it was released in April 2020. The Silicon Valley startup has one heck of a story behind its inception.

Despite having just 1500 users in May 2020, it was valued at around $100 million. And fast forward today, it has raised Series B funding at an evaluation of $1 billion. Clubhouse had 600,000 users in December 2020 and has crossed the 2 million mark in January 2021.

The platform has attracted entrepreneurs, startup…

Harshit Ahuja

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